83
drank Darjeeling 1st Flush by Rishi Tea
48 tasting notes

This tea was not made by me last time I logged it. This time it was.
This 1st flush is really amazing. The steeped leafs have a fresh cut grass smell. But the tea doesn’t smell that way. The smell and first taste were astringent. So I thought I wasn’t going to like it. However, it was only on the first part of the cup. The rest of the cup was slightly sweet almost described as fruity but I can’t think of a fruit to describe it. It had the sweetness of a fruit. I took a sip and couldn’t go more than 20 seconds without sipping some again. It was one of the best teas I’ve had in a while. I’m going to raise my rating from 79 to 83

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Keemun

…interesting review.
When I make myself a cup of black tea I always let it cool down a bit before I start drinking.If the tea is to hot it has this astringent taste,as you mentioned it on your comment.But 4-5min really have an impact as the tea comes across far milder or even fruity,as you wrote it…
Did you use tea bags or loose leafs? In case you were using loose leafs be a little bit more generous with your portioning and try to get a second brew out of it…the second one will be lighter and sweeter compared with the first brew.
Combine both brews (1st & 2nd) in a big mug…let it sit for a couple of minutes and you will taste things that you never would have realised before…
Tea bags won’t stand that test, by the way…

Tyler

That is such a good idea. I’ll try it. It’s loose leaf. I’ve never thought of combining the 1st and 2nd steep. I’m always nervous about using larger portions because I don’t like my tea strong. I also don’t normally steep it for as long as the tea company says. But I’ll definitely give this a try. Thanks for the pointers.

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Keemun

…interesting review.
When I make myself a cup of black tea I always let it cool down a bit before I start drinking.If the tea is to hot it has this astringent taste,as you mentioned it on your comment.But 4-5min really have an impact as the tea comes across far milder or even fruity,as you wrote it…
Did you use tea bags or loose leafs? In case you were using loose leafs be a little bit more generous with your portioning and try to get a second brew out of it…the second one will be lighter and sweeter compared with the first brew.
Combine both brews (1st & 2nd) in a big mug…let it sit for a couple of minutes and you will taste things that you never would have realised before…
Tea bags won’t stand that test, by the way…

Tyler

That is such a good idea. I’ll try it. It’s loose leaf. I’ve never thought of combining the 1st and 2nd steep. I’m always nervous about using larger portions because I don’t like my tea strong. I also don’t normally steep it for as long as the tea company says. But I’ll definitely give this a try. Thanks for the pointers.

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